Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Where to begin? I've been to a lot of Colorado festivals, but Sonic Bloom 2013 is looking to be the most involved, across the board awesome festival I have ever been to. The lineup: AMAZING. Wave 3 was released last week and with Wave 4 still to come, I couldn't be more excited. The lineup runs the gauntlet of EDM genres; from IDM to Trap, Glitch to the grimy Dubstep, Downtempo, Livetronica and everything else in between. I've seen the festival circuit evolve in the last few years into something very different from the general idea of what you might think even a four day concert is like. Sonic Bloom is an entirely different beast all together. Complete with over 10 workshops packed into 4 days ranging from sound therapy to beginners aerial gymnastics, and that doesn't even include the daily dose of sunrise yoga sessions. There's river rafting, hiking, art galleries, live painters, inspirational and informational speakers, festival film viewings, even a Silent Disco where everyone in a big tent has their own headset with a feed from the DJ instead of a big sound system. I tried this at Snowball earlier this year- very cool!
Of all the different festivals I have been to in Colorado, I have to say that Sonic Bloom is by far the most impressive in terms of variety of activities. I spend a lot of time defending these big shows I go to from criticism across the board. Many people, younger and older feel like these big shows and festivals are just another excuse to get buck, drop dangerous designer drugs, and have unprotected sex with strangers. While this still holds true for some, EDM has been around now for over 20 years, and most of us true heads are getting too old for that shit. We have real jobs, real families, and real responsibilities. I'm so happy that we've found a way to keep the music in our lives without needing all the sub culture bullshit that goes along with it. That's going to be a big subject of conversation in my interviews with artists at the festival this year, so stay tuned :) Here's my part 3 of the Preparty Mixtape. Tickets are still available (BUT NOT FOR LONG) on the Sonic Bloom website. See you all in a few weeks :)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Well, the time has come. Our good friend Daytona Velasquez is leaving Grand Junction to finally take grasp of a bigger scene. I have been following Jays career since I moved to GJ over four years ago. I was immediately impressed by his DJ skills from the first house party I saw him play, only to find out the most of his tracks were original productions. Now's he's got originals on Beatport Top 20, and exclusive releases on the hottest blogs and music sites. His collaboration with another homie, Paul TimeLine Jarvis, became known as Pretty Ugly. Some of my favorite tracks of all time are written and performed by these two gents, and I am proud to be sending Daytona off PROPER with a RAGER at Audio Underground @ 601 Pitkin this Friday, May 17th. We are bringing down from Denver one of Beta Nightclub's Resident DJs JONTRON, along with Daytona himself, and Chris Epic, with S.Mayjor kicking things off at 10pm. A full size Lucid Visions Video installation will be in effect, and the beautiful ladies from Pandamonium GoGo will be in the building breakin hearts :) RSVP to the Facebook event HERE. It will be sad to see him go, but even better to see him live out his dreams :)
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Aprils Fools joke Sonic Bloom Festival played on us all yesterday via Twitter set the bar pretty high for the actual Wave 2 Lineup Announcement released today, but they did not disappoint! Even though a reunion party featuring Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, and STS9 would be super rad, I was definitely excited to see that Lucent Dossier Experience had been added, along with TRUTH, The Floozies, SubSquabi, Robotic Pirate Monkey, The Werks, Luke the Knife (Luke Miller from Lotus), Unlimited Aspect ( ProJect Aspect x Unlimited Gravity),and more! For more information about this amazing 3 day, 4 night festival, head to www.sonicbloomfestival.com
As promised, here is Part 2 of the Sonic Bloom Preparty Podcast. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sub.Mission has been running the Dubstep game in Denver, CO for the last 6 years, and the sole reason that Denver is now known as the dubstep capital of the USA. So it's no surprise that I was ecstatic when I heard my fans were requesting that I do a podcast for Sub.Mission Radio. Well, I'm very excited to announce I have just finished up an hour long podcast to be aired soon-so stay tuned! The mix is not yet public, but just for my loyal blog readers- I'm letting you be the first to hear it!! It's all tracks produced/remixed by local COLORADO based artists, cause you know I like to keep it in the family :) Enjoy!!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Very excited about the first wave announcement from the 2013 Sonic Bloom Festival in Georgetown, CO. This week I'm on Spring Break from Colorado Mesa University, so I thought I'd put together a mix for you. It's Part 1 of what will be several Podcasts all featuring fresh tracks from the headliners of Sonic Bloom. There's some Polish Ambassador, Thriftworks, VibeSquaD, ill-esha, Russ Liquid, Opiuo, and Wick-It the Instigator on this mix, with an overall chill sound. Stay tuned to Fix Your Face Radio for Part 2- and Enjoy!
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Shlomo, Run DMT, and Robotic Pirate Monkey : Who I am excited to announce we bill playing here for us in Grand Junction on May 4th at Mesa Theater on their Booty Snatch Tour along with Alpha Data, R/D, and Daytona! I'm doing a custom mapped stage with my homie VJ Coltrain as our new collaboration Lucid Visions Video. Also, Fresh2Death was a HUGE success! I have the video recap from the show as well for you today! What follows is all my Snowball Music Festival footage organized by the day. Enjoy! Also, BIG favor to ask- PLEASE holler at Sonic Bloom Festival and get Lucid Visions Video / Fix Your Face Lazer Patrol on their stage!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Ricky Shine aka The Digital Connection has been a busy boy so far this year. He's fresh off a multi-state tour, including Gem & Jam Festival in Arizona (featured right), and even a stop off in our humble little town of Grand Junction, CO. His already super sexy time take on all original bass music shines right through his latest remix of "Let Go For Tonight" by Foxes. Check it out here and even grab a free DL: